Jenny in Young Americans 
World Premiere by Lauren Yee
Directed by Desdemona Chiang
at Portland Center Stage

Marielle Young is a New York City based Filipina-American actor born and raised in Queens. Her television credits include Blue Bloods on CBS, Major Crimes (spinoff of The Closer) on TNT, The Blacklist on NBC, and Bonding on Netflix. Her theatre credits include A Doll's House, Part 2 (dir. Ted Pappas) at the Pittsburgh Public Theater; Twelfth Night (dir. Moritz von Stuelpnagel), The Book of Will (dir. Davis McCallum), and Kate Hamill's Pride & Prejudice at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival; Love's Labour's Lost (dir. Ian Belknap) with The Acting Company; Mary's Wedding (dir. Colette Robert) and The Night Alive (dir. Daniel Elihu Kramer) at Chester Theatre Co; Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (dir. Tyler Struble) at Kitchen Theatre Co and Miss Bennet... (dir. Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill) at Capital Rep. She has participated in workshops and readings at Clubbed Thumb, Ensemble Studio Theater, Ars Nova, and more. She attended SUNY Purchase and LaGuardia Performing Arts High School. She is a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.

"Marielle Young is a force of nature –– spontaneous, creative, resolute, and ultimately invincible. "- Barbara Adams, Ithaca Times

"refreshingly ingenuous... completely natural... every word she speaks sounds crafted and yet becomes genuine just because she says it" - J. Peter Bergman, The Berkshire Edge

"winning and courageous: a perfect heroine"- Mary Fernandez-Sierra, In the Spotlight

"a comic delight"- Paul Lamar, The Daily Gazette

"creates a cocoon of intimacy"- Jonathan Levine, The Pittsfield Gazette

"imbues the daughter, Emmy, with a fearsome confidence"- Christopher Rawson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette